As a Delivery Lead for Red Badger, I’m often at the forefront of agile transformation. After all, Red Badger is a consultancy focused on the digital transformation of large companies through innovation and practical delivery expertise. And those companies wouldn’t need us if everything was rosy to begin with.
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Red Badger is prototyping a series of play cards to help solve sticky challenges with inspiration from Lean, Agile and Coaching. In the following articles we are going to share our latest thinking with you.
Red Badger recently hosted an event called “The Future of the Cloud: Go beyond servers & containers to increase speed to market” in collaboration with Horizon Business Innovation.
As we work with larger and more complex companies, we become the people to introduce Agile ways of working into an organisation. However, when you’ve worked using Agile for a decade or more, as many of us have, you often assume some knowledge that people don’t have. With that in mind, we decided to put together a glossary of Agile terms, so you know why we randomly ask you to stand up every day at the same time!
The other day, the following tweet was shared by a friend of mine:It put into words something that I’ve been struggling with for a while. As a Project Manager, I am always focused on the practical elements of the work I am doing. However, because Red Badger is a full-service agency, I also act as something more approaching an Agile coach.
Living in the technical community in Shoreditch, I’m overexposed to web geekery in comparison to those who don’t work in tech but because I don’t code for a living, much of it still passes me by. The questionable grammar – “internet all the things”, deliberate misspelling – “WAT” and the like provides a closed community in which developers speak to each other in shorthand – and those who don't get it, aren't welcome.
Typically on most Agile projects, the success (or failure) of a project can heavily depend on how good (or bad) the product owner is and how committed they are. Good Agile teams that consistently deliver the right thing at the right time, and with quality in mind.
More often than not, software projects end up with pretty arbitrary deadlines.
Once upon a time, six blind men went to find out what an elephant is.The first man touched the legs of the elephant and thought, an elephant is like a big pillar or a tree with strong skin. The second man touched the tail and came to the conclusion that an elephant is like a rope with a brush at the end and it can move right and left very easily in air. Well, I won’t bore you with what the rest thought as I’m sure you can sort of imagine.
There is a new wave of banking startups offering things that have been impossible earlier with conventional banks. Software is eating the world; disrupting existing conventions and rules.
The term "agency" for me has it’s origins in marketing/advertising like AKQA of old, but as we have moved into the digital age, companies like AKQA have had to adapt their service offerings, adding in a strong technical capability to their armoury.
For many businesses the principal barriers to customer driven business agility are speed and risk. Speed – because change happens so fast these days its hard to keep up. And risk – because of the concern that the costs associated with getting something wrong could outweigh the benefits of getting it right.